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From: Knut Finstad (knut.finstad_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-29 16:47:48

ok.. I know its a bit late (been on travel).
I started using it just after I came back to work. It works very well.
- I support it into boost.

- One comment on documentation. The ctor and destructor should be defined
in the same file as the private struct. I dont find that clearly stated in
the docs. The following will not compile (msvc 2005) when Test.h is used
in another file than Test.cpp.

// Test.h
class Test {
        Test(); // defined in Test.cpp
        class Private;
        boost::pimpl_ptr<Private> d;

On Mon, 15 May 2006 02:45:40 +0200, Rene Rivera
<grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The review of the pimpl_ptr library by Asger Mangaard starts today,
> Monday May 15th, 2006, and runs through May 25th, 2006. (Boost Reviews
> RSS feed <>)
> Pimpl Pointer
> -------------
> :Author: Asger Mangaard
> :Download:
> Boost Sandbox ( as "".
> Direct download at <>.
> :Description:
> The pimpl idiom is widely used to reduce compile times and disable code
> coupling. It does so by moving private parts of a class from the .hpp
> file to the .cpp file. However, it's implementation can be tricky, and
> with many pitfalls (especially regarding memory management). The
> pimpl_ptr library is a single header file, implementing a special policy
> based smart pointer to greatly ease the implementation of the pimpl
> idiom.
> Review questions
> ----------------
> Please always explicitly state in your review, whether you think the
> library should be accepted into Boost.
> You might want to comment on the following questions:
> - What is your evaluation of the design?
> - What is your evaluation of the implementation?
> - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
> - What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
> - Did you try to use the library? With what compiler?
> Did you have any problems?
> - How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A
> quick reading? In-depth study?
> - Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
> Enjoy, Rene.

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